Study Group of the Russian Revolution
This group aims to help promote new approaches to the study of the Russian Revolution between the 1880s and 1932. From its foundation in the 1970s it has had two main activities:
- an annual international conference, normally held over three days in early January
- publications, notably the twice-yearly refereed journal Revolutionary Russia (for notes for contributors, subscription information, etc visit the journal homepage )
Additionally, the SGRR sponsors panels at the annual BASEES conference, and has sponsored a number of document publications in Russia.
We usually meet over three days in early January. There are generally some 30-35 participants from Europe, North America and sometimes further afield, with about 12-14 papers. Advance information about the conference programme and booking details is normally circulated to members in the early autumn. Papers are then emailed to registered participants in mid-December, so as to maximise the time available for discussion at the sessions. The proceedings start with registration from 16.00 and dinner at 18.00 on Day 1, and conclude with lunch at 13.00 on Day 3. The programme of the 2002 conference can be downloaded here .
Our XXIX annual conference was held at Hatfield College, University of Durham on 4-6 January 2003. It was organised by Dr Sarah Davies (Durham) and Dr James Harris (Leeds). The programme can be downloaded here.
Our XXX conference was held at the Citilodge Hotel, Nottingham. It was organised by Dr Sarah Badcock (Nottingham) and Dr Anthony Heywood (Bradford), with assistance from Dr Nick Baron (Nottingham). The programme can be downloaded here. Many of the papers will be published in Anthony J. Heywood and Jonathan D. Smele (eds), The Russian Revolution of 1905: Centenary Perspectives (London: Routledge, forthcoming 2005).
Our XXXI conference was held at the University of Nottingham on 9-10 April 2005. It was organised by Dr Sarah Badcock (University of Nottingham). The programme can be downloaded here.
Our XXXII conference was held at the University of Nottingham on 3-5 January 2006.It was organised by Dr Sarah Badcock (University of Nottingham). The programme can be downloaded here.
Our XXXIII conference was held at the University of Aberdeen on 4-6 January 2007. It was organised by Dr Anthony Heywood (University of Aberdeen). The programme can be downloaded here.
Our XXXIV conference was held at the University of Aberdeen on 3-5 January 2008. It was organised by Dr Anthony Heywood (University of Aberdeen). The programme can be downloaded here.
The XXXV conference was held from 2-4 January 2009 at Queen's University, Belfast. It was organised by Dr Katy Turton. The programme can be downloaded here.
The XXXVI conference was held from 2-4 January 2010 at Queen's University, Belfast . It was organised by Dr Katy Turton. The programme can be downloaded here
The XXXVII conference was held from 6-8 January 2011 at the University of Glasgow. It was organised by Dr Alex Marshall. The programme can be downloaded here.
The XXXVIII conference was held on 5-7 January 2012 at the University of Glasgow and organised by Dr Alex Marshall.
The XXXIX Conference of the Study Group of the Russian Revolution will take place from 4-6 January 2013 at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. All those who wish to attend and/or to present papers should contact Dr Matthias Neumann. Papers should concentrate on any aspect of the history of the revolutionary period between the 1880s and 1932. The call for papers will close on the 1 September 2012. Papers will have to be submitted before the conference to allow for circulation amongst the group.
Postgraduates are very welcome to attend the conference and present papers. Those attending will be eligible to apply to the Study Group for a subsidy of some of their conference costs if they are unable to obtain other funding.
Revolutionary Russia ::: ISSN print 0954-6545 ::: ISSN online 1743-7873
Our refereed journal, now in its twentieth year, is published twice a year, in June and December. Launched in 1988, Revolutionary Russia is the first English-language journal to concentrate on the revolutionary period. It is interdisciplinary and international in approach, publishing original research in the fields of history, politics, economics, sociology, literary and intellectual history from scholars throughout the world, including the former Soviet Union. The journal is published by Cass, part of the Taylor and Francis Group .
Contributions are invited on any subject within the group’s broad remit. They should be sent to the Editor: Dr Jonathan Smele, Department of History, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS
Guidelines for authors are published at the back of each issue, or can be obtained from the Editor. Books for review should be sent to the Reviews Editor: Dr Matt Rendle, Department of History, University of Exeter, Amory Building, Rennes Drive, Exeter EX4 4RJ.
The latest subscription rate for individuals is £53. To request an online sample copy, please visit the Taylor and Francis website. All institutional subscriptions include free online access. Members of the Study Group are entitled to special subscription rate. To take advantage of this offer, please follow this link.
Papers from the Study Group’s XXIX and XXX conferences have been collected in two books:
Sarah Davies and James Harris (eds), Stalin: A New History (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005) ISBN 0-521-85104-1 (pbk: 0-521-61653-0). Date of publication: September 2005.
Jonathan D. Smele and Anthony Heywood (eds), The Russian Revolution of 1905: Centenary Perspectives (London: Routledge, 2005). ISBN 0-415-35568-0. Date of publication: July 2005.
Membership for the Study Group costs just £5.00 per annum for UK residents, and is free to overseas residents. Members are circulated in the early autumn with advance information about the programme of the next annual conference, and enjoy voting rights at the AGM. A membership form (2012) and a standing order mandate are downloadable as word documents and should be sent to:
Dr Katy Turton
Secretary, Study Group on the Russian Revolution
School of History and Anthropology,
Queen's University, Belfast
Belfast BT7 1NN